Murder trial for man accused of killing his partner's son begins today
A man accused of killing his partner's son will stand trial today for murder.
David Mahon (44) of Ongar Village, Clonsilla is charged with murdering 23-year-old Dean Fitzpatrick on May 26th, 2013 at Northern Cross on Dublin's Malahide Road.
Lawyers for Mr Mahon failed in an application at the Central Criminal Court to adjourn his trial for murder so that he could have a hip replacement.
The judge said that he would have needed a sworn affidavit from Mr Mahon's consultant surgeon regarding the 'urgency' of the operation before he could have considered adjourning the trial.
The trial is expected to last two weeks, the court heard.